Michigan Man Flies Off Car Hood When It Rams Police Cruiser — on Video

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A shirtless man clinging to the hood of his brother's car was sent flying when the car rammed into a police cruiser in Michigan — according to video of the entire incident recorded by the cops themselves.

Police in Shelby Township, in Macomb County, were responding to a domestic violence call last Thursday morning when a white car came rolling toward them — with the half-naked man hanging on to the front of it.

In dash camera video recorded by the police vehicle, the officer stops his car, but the other car continues until it crashes into the police car.

The unorthodox hood ornament, identified as Starvo Habib, 18, is flung off into the street. Police said neither he nor the driver, his 20-year-old brother, Minas Habib, were injured.

In the video, the flummoxed officer jumps out of his car yelling: "What are you doing? What are you doing ramming into my vehicle? I had my lights on. Stop it. Are you all right?"

Deputy Police Chief Mark Coil told NBC station WILX of Lansing that he could only shake his head at the driver's insistence that "we ran into him when, in fact, we were at a complete stop and he ran into us."

As if that weren't enough, the brothers turned out to be the subjects of the call the officer was responding to in the first place. They'd gotten into a fight, police said, and Starvo was trying to stop Minas from driving away.

"When you think you've seen it all, you have an incident where it's just another day," Coil said.

Starvo Habib was charged with domestic abuse, and Minas Habib was charged with reckless driving. The dispensation of those charges wasn't available Wednesday.

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Dash camera video recorded a car carrying a man clinging to its hood as it rammed a police cruiser last week in Shelby Township, Michigan. Shelby Township, Michigan, Police Department